#TBT Throwback Thursday

Comets 82-83 Head Emilio John

Emilio John  is a retired Nigerian soccer forward. He played professionally in the American Soccer League where he was the 1978 Rookie of the Year. He was also a member of the Nigeria national football team. The above photo is of Emilio during the KC Comets 1982-1983 season. Emilio was one of the founders of Kansas City United Soccer Club. He coached the original Attack 80/81 Boys team and the 82/83 Boys team, which his son played for. His son Will played in the MLS for both the Wizards and the Fire before playing professionally across the pond. Emilio now is starting a U9 05/06 boys and a U8 06/07  boys team next year. To learn more about Emilio and all of our top coaches at Kansas City United click here.

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